Global plant-based eating trend leads to exciting local innovations
On-going innovation at listed food group Libstar means more vegan options for South Africans adopting this lifestyle trend. From conscientious animal lovers to health-conscious flexitarians, vegan food is gaining traction both locally and globally. Veganism is not just for tree-huggers Veganism is not a fad. Sales of plant-based food products are growing across the world,...
No flood of foreign property buyers despite weak rand
Apart from isolated cases where foreign buyers purchase local residential property they perceive as bargains, South Africa is not seeing a flood of foreign buyers despite the weak rand. This is according to FNB Private Bank Lending, a unit that provides structured and complex residential property finance. Praven Subbramoney, CEO of FNB Private Bank Lending,...
Will the SARB cut rates today?
The South African central bank (SARB) is facing a difficult decision today: Should it lower its key rate by another 25 basis points or should it leave it unchanged at 6.5% in view of all the uncertainties (Moody’s rating decision, oil price development, fiscal policy risks, etc.) looming? “All in all, the economy is weakening...
A new paint retail brand to hit the local market
When reviewing the retail sector, it is evident that most retail brands and general dealer hardware stores, including Essential Hardware sees trade paint products as just another commodity, with very little attention paid to specialisation.
Cybersecurity: There are consequences
There is a misplaced confidence in existing cybersecurity solutions and the beleaguered IT department that is leaving corporate doors wide open for attack. The World Wide Worx State of Enterprise Security in South Africa 2019 report found that 99% of IT departments feel confident that they can protect the company and yet 45% say they...
Entries open for the 2015 New Product Competition
Entries are now open for the 2015 Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition. Entry forms are now available here.
Vitafoods Europe postponed till September because of Coronavirus
COVID-19 situation. Best course of action The Vitafoods Europe team did on reach this conclusion easily. However, following consultation with its stakeholders, and taking the continually evolving health concerns and travel restrictions into consideration, the team agreed the postponement is the best course of action. Vitafoods Europe 2020 has been postponed till 1 – 3...
PRETORIA REGIONAL WINNER OF COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS
A heritage portal created on the ruins of Westfort, a fort originally protecting the west of Pretoria, wins the University of Pretoria regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award.
Wealth creation: 'The real thing'
By Citadel Wealth Management. Understanding each of your options in your journey of wealth creation will set you up well for achieving your goals. Getting the mix right creates the “the real thing”, the ideal wealth creation formula.
Bitcoin: Bubble or Boom?
Since hitting an all-time high of almost USD20 000 per bitcoin in December 2017, the cryptocurrency has almost halved in value over the past month. To put bitcoin’s performance in context of equity market crashes, the correction we have seen over the last month is larger than both the Black Monday and Tuesday stock market...
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